The Wondrous Mysteries of the Universe…

Dear Reader:

It doesn’t happen very often … an observation in our natural world that leaves us puzzled and excited at the same time. After guessing and surmising about the possibilities of certain phenomena… we realize some mysteries are meant to be just that… mysteries- and should be appreciated simply as a gift from the universe.

The Ya’s ” sighting” was experienced on the night of the ” Toogoodoo” evening meal out at the Yachtsmen Club. While we were eating a soft rain filtered down… the first all week… we had been very lucky throughout our stay…experiencing a mixture of clouds and sunshine… cool breezy temperatures that made porch gatherings perfect and no air conditioning required!

Libby and Brooke had gone out on the porch after we arrived back home… Jackson and I were inside watching television and I was finishing up the blog post with our annual group picture.

Libby came in… excitedly telling us that the strangest, most beautiful sights were taking place right in front of them. I hurried out to see.

Even now… it is hard to explain exactly what we were seeing… like the wise words in the title picture … it is not meant to be explained… simply experienced. For me… it will be the ” night the stars fell.”

Twinkling white lights ( like Christmad tree lights) were blinking up and down the trees surrounding ” our” yard, across and up and down the yards of neighbors. The lights were glistening and feverishly twinkling.

The longer we watched… the more the ” phenomenon ” seemed to travel and spread… it was as if millions of fireflies were weaving in and out of the palm trees… along with other tree species.

I grabbed my mobile phone camera and just aimed it in the direction of the flickering lights amid the darkness ( no light exposure added) and just clicked.

I wish you could see more clearly what we saw… hundreds of twinkling lights changing formation and direction while streaks of lights appeared in intervals in the dark skies! The most beautiful gift on a special night. ( Look closely… enlarge… and act like you are ” looking for Waldo”) …then you will begin to see the hidden clusters of twinkling lights! )

So until tomorrow…

Celebrate! Celebrate! Laugh at the Party!

Happy Birthday Eva Cate! 13!!!

Now don’t forget!!!

DON’T FORGET!!!First Day of May-SAY Rabbit! Rabbit! Have a month full of good fortune!

About Becky Dingle

I was born a Tarheel but ended up a Sandlapper. My grandparents were cotton farmers in Laurens, South Carolina and it was in my grandmother’s house that my love of storytelling began beside an old Franklin stove. When I graduated from Laurens High School, I attended Erskine College (Due West of what?) and would later get my Masters Degree in Education/Social Studies from Charleston Southern. I am presently an adjunct professor/clinical supervisor at CSU and have also taught at the College of Charleston. For 28 years I taught Social Studies through storytelling. My philosophy matched Rudyard Kipling’s quote: “If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.” Today I still spread this message through workshops and presentations throughout the state. The secret of success in teaching social studies is always in the story. I want to keep learning and being surprised by life…it is the greatest teacher. Like Kermit said, “When you’re green you grow, when you’re ripe you rot.”
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2 Responses to The Wondrous Mysteries of the Universe…

  1. Rachel Edwards says:

    Happy 13th birthday Eva Cate…love all the smiles and laughter…and the picture 2as gorgeous…amazingly beautiful…

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